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Al Cimaglia: Yonkers Late Pick 4 Analysis | Monday, July 4, 2022

by Al Cimaglia

July 4, 2022

The feature on the Yonkers Raceway card goes in Race 9, an Open Handicap Pace with a $39,000 purse. The $1.00 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 7, and the sequence will be my focus.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 7

1-Major Betts (9/5)-Probably needs to get on the point and to try to wire the field. From this post the chances of that happening make this Jenn B trainee a use.
5-Rolling With Sam (4-1)-Alexander claimed for $75k on 6-6, then missed a start and had the 8 hole in the next 2 races. Should get a chance to race near the top with this post draw and reward new owners.

Race 8

1-Windsun Ricky (9-1)-Has won 2 of 12 this year and when he does take a picture the formula for success is simple. Likes to get on the engine and not look back. There isn't anyone to fear in this bunch and could add some nice pop to the Pick 4 payout.
4-Shneonucrzydiamnd A (5/2)-Should enjoy the company and Dube may look to put him in play early on. Not crazy about a short price but may have met a beatable field.
6-Coalition Hanover (6-1)-Faded badly in last but will take a swing from this spot. It looked like Joe B had a choke hold on the 4-year-old in the pocket and in a blink the leader drew off and this guy went backward. This race should set-up differently. Only 13 starts so far this year so there probably are issues but worth a play here.

Race 9

5-Leonidas A (3-1)-Siegelman should have this 7-year-old lit up off the gate. Will likely get the top and will be tough to catch
but has been off since 6-11.
6-Tattoo Artist (4-1)-David Miller makes a rare Monday appearance at YR and before the Battle of Lake Erie the Artist was in very sharp form. The start will be something to watch because this 5-year-old could be leaving in a hurry as well.

Race 10

2-Escapetothebeach (7-1)-Using this price shot with the thinking Holland will leave and drop in right behind the one below. Does compete versus this company but needs a smooth trip and that could happen.
3-Shoobee Doo A (2-1)-Harrington shipper can leave as fast as the gate car and has won 2 of 8 here. Comes in with a 2-race win streak but this could be a challenge. Does like to win and from this post, with its current form is difficult to leave out.

$1.00 Late Pick 4

Total Bet=$24

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